Nature Photography – Wild Flowers

Over the weekend me and a fellow photographer visited the Blue Ridge Parkway with camera’s in hand to capture anything of interest.  Our first stop was Doughton Park.  While there we photographed wild flowers growing on the natural balds within the park.  For those who may be unfamiliar with the term bald.  It is simply naturally occurring grass lands within the mountain terrain.  These are somewhat large areas, that for the most part, are devoid of trees.  Below are a few photos from our visit.  I plan to post more images in a day or two, so please check back.

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Yellow wild flowers growing in Doughton Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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A closer view of a violet colored wild flower.
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There where lost of these delicate flowers growing in the grassy fields of Doughton Park.
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Another shot of these delicate little flowers. This time with a bit more of it’s surroundings.
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It was not my intention to photograph this little guy. I tried to encourage him to move along but he seemed to really like this flower so I just let him be.
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These where quite numerous as well.
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These guys where growing down into the grass & close to the ground.
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Another purple and white blossom.
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I had good sunlight for this photo. I do not know what type of flower this is. But, it was very delicate and it caught my eye. I only saw this one.
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Tight crop of a Dandelion.

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